Bob Burns

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Birthday
2, 1890
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Feb 2, 1956 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1890
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Feb 2, 1956 (65)

About

Entertainer who invented a novelty musical instrument called the "bazooka" and told hillbilly stories as part of his performances.

Before Fame

He studied civil engineering and worked as a peanut farmer.

Trivia

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I and in the Corps's jazz band in Europe.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Fisher in 1921, then married "yodeling hillbilly" actress Judy Canova and remarried Harriet M. Foster in May 1939.

Associated With

He played on the radio program Kraft Music Hall, which was hosted by Bing Crosby.